I watched a short video the other day that ended with this line:
I shared just that line on social media and got a lot of positive response. I was really glad that a lot of people responded to that short line of text. It makes me believe that people really do want to be kind to each other.
It’s the season of giving, and there is much we have to give that doesn’t come from our wallets. I challenge myself regularly to give of myself in ways that don’t look like money changing hands. People have lots of different types of needs, and we are uniquely armed as human beings to meet each others’ needs.
Whether it’s holding a door, cooking a meal, giving a hug, carrying something heavy, helping someone to make a hand-made Christmas gift, buying someone groceries, giving a ride to the airport, volunteering to help those less fortunate (or even more fortunate), or offering a listening ear, there is much we can do to help each other.
This is the time of the year that many of us relish the gifts we have and the gifts we give. Let’s make it a point this week, and in the weeks to come, to acknowledge the inherent gifts that we have and explore how we can use those gifts to help someone. Giving is a gift in and of itself. Let’s give that to ourselves.
Let’s be the catalyst that creates an endless ripple in the universe. Each and every one of us makes a difference. It might as well be a positive one.
Merry Christmas, Everyone! Tomorrow Begins Today.